Browsing All posts tagged under »BBC«

Beer, urine and the Australian legacy

August 7, 2012

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While retailers have just a matter of days to launch behavioural change communications to bring back Olympic business, there’s plenty of Olympics PR still going on… Nation to watch: The Swiss are spending $4.6m on their London 2012 presence and from Holland’s Heineken House to Russia’s Sochi Park, countries are climbing over themselves to boost […]

Olympic choreography or co-incidence?

July 1, 2012

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The BBC unveiled its Olympic advertising creative during the Euro 2012 Finals. But can you spot the difference between this and, Olympic Sponsor, Lloyds TSB‘s long-standing ‘For the Journey’ advertising? Carefully choreographed plan, co-incidence, or just lazy copy-cat advertising? Whichever version you want to believe, surely the BBC should try and avoid endorsing corporates at […]

“Oh dear”, the first rule of PR is broken

May 28, 2012

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The Guido Fawkes blog has a great scoop – the video of Number 10’s director of comms criticising the BBC for bias in reporting of the Jeremy Hunt / BSkyB story. While Craig Oliver rambles on for five minutes in total breach of the first rule of PR (always check if the camera is still […]

Blacks and homosexuals. All the same to Melanie Phillips?

January 24, 2011

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Using a quick find and replace on Word, you can establish just how bigoted Melanie Phillips’ most recent diatribe against gay rights really is. Had her article read as the doctored version does below – replacing gay and homosexual for a ‘black’ equivalent – would the Daily Mail sack her? Probably not. Yes, blacks have […]

Who really influences Britain? The Sun or Twitter?

November 11, 2009

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For those of us with a statto-like obsession with the UK media, some very interesting figures have been released by pollsters YouGovStone. Ostensibly undertaken to find out who is more influential, Google or Murdoch, the raw data paints an interesting picture of UK media consumption and influence: – 91% of the general public watch BBC […]

Question Time and the BNP

September 7, 2009

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Got an email first thing this morning from PR Week asking for comment on the BNP/Question Time issue (nice to see they remembered my last contribution to the debate on how to deal with them). With representatives elected at a national election, I guess there was a sad inevitability that the BNP will be given […]